Who’s your favorite female detective?
When he began writing about blues, country, soul, and early rock-and-roll, Peter Guralnick had one simple goal: to convey his own passion for artists such as Muddy Waters, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bland, and Jerry Lee Lewis, and explain why they were so important…
The incomparable Pete Guralnick talks with the Philadelphia Inquirer about creating enhanced eBook editions of Lost Highway and Feels Like Going Home.
Sway, by Zachary Lazar, is a swirling and episodic novel that incorporates the Rolling Stones circa 1969, the avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and Manson Family associate Bobby Beausoleil…
James Franco reviews Sway. What more do I need to say?
"Olson lists a comprehensive timeline of significant hacktivist events, but does not get bogged down trying to cover all aspects of the Anonymous movement. This book should be a must-read because of the historical context it provides…"
Via PC Magazine, Richard Howard, CSO of Palo Alto Networks, names WE ARE ANONYMOUS as one of his top five books that information security professionals should read!
“We liked wasting time, but almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on.”
― Joshua Ferris, And Then We Came to the End
Refinery 29 thinks that Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a book you should read right now. Obviously, we agree.
You’ve seen the movies, but have you read the books? We think you oughta. The first 25 folks* to click this link and fill out the form will receive Netgalley widgets for both! Our only request is that you read at least one of them and post about it somewhere—your Tumblr, your Goodreads account, where’er your heart desires. And believe us, your heart will desire a lot once it’s been introduced to Daphne du Maurier.
PS not that you need any more incentive but it is Oscar season and the movies based on these books both got to go to the big dance—Rebecca won for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White), and The Birds got itself nominated for Best Special Effects. NOT BAD.
"To truly understand the criminal mind, turn to a forgotten novel that has inspired writers such as Stephen King and Thomas Harris: John Fowles’ The Collector….”
How cute is this photo? If you’re thinking “the cutest,” then you’re right.
"I read war books before I started writing The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, but I dove into them during that project. (The paperback version came out last week.) I am as in awe of Dispatches, Matterhorn, and The Things They Carried as the next person, and I assume those interested in reading about war have libraries containing Hemingway and Heller. Blackhawk Down, We Were Soldiers Once…, A Rumor of War, Where Men Win Glory, War —I will assume you have those. But here are some war books that may have slipped by you that you should consider for your library if they’re not there already…”
Jake Tapper recommends books on war for The Daily Beast!